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i.e. power plants in the US (which are 50% coal and 20% gas-fired) are responsible for 40% of all carbon emissions.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Thu Sep 7th, 2006 at 02:45:38 PM EST
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...up to 150.  And none of them are required to control carbon emissions.

On the other hand, Canada is building big wind farms up north on the Shield that will take advantage of the hydro transmission lines already in place.  With hydro, nuclear, and wind Canada may be able to supply the US with cleaner power.  

by Plan9 on Sat Sep 9th, 2006 at 11:57:53 AM EST
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Don't count on it. The Canadian per capita power consumption is immense, somewhere around 4 times the European average.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Sun Sep 10th, 2006 at 05:34:09 AM EST
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OK--I will move to Sweden instead.  I see on that great I Support Lee website you recommend that 80% of Swedes say yes to nuclear power.  

US utilities already buy some power from Canada.

Of course as Canada's Arctic continue to thaw out, surely the Canucks will not need so much electricity to get through the winters. Or may have some to spare until the ocean currents from the tropics are shut down by the influx of melt-water.

by Plan9 on Sun Sep 10th, 2006 at 01:04:14 PM EST
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